Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Huatulco is almost due south from Austin, Texas – it’s a resort town situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. I visited Huatulco in 2000 and remember it as a very laid back place.

Beach - Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Huatulco Beach – Pacific Coast

The Bougainvillea grew to massive size and were full of vibrant blooms

Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico Bougainvillea

Lush gardens full of tropical fruits – this little pineapple tree has already produced fruit.

Pineapple fruit


Outdoor living areas are very common in Huatulco – usually with an open sided thatched roof to offer protection from the sun or rain.

Palapa - Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Palapa – thatched roof

I saw this little turtle on one of my walks.

Turtle - Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Turtle in Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

The town of La Crucecita is a popular attraction to many Catholics who visit the church in the center of town.

La Crucecita

La Crucecita

On the ceiling of the church is a 20 meter mural of the Virgen de Guadalupe (Virgin of Guadalupe) the patron saint of Mexico.

Huatulco - La Virgen de Guadalupe mural

La Virgen de Guadalupe mural in La Crucecita

Another mural in La Crucecita church – the name translated into English means ‘the small cross’.

Huatulco - La Crucecita - mural detail

. La Crucecita – mural detail

Sunset in Huatulco – a relaxing resort town in the Oaxaca Mexico on the Pacific Coast.

Sunset in Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Sunset in Huatulco

This is part of ABC Wednesday Project where people from around the world create a weekly post as we go through the alphabet – visiting the letter H this week.


About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter


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  1. photowannabe says:

    It looks like a lovely place to just relax. thanks for sharing your travel adventures with us.

  2. Leslie says:

    Gorgeous place! Love the bougainvillea! So colourful.

    abcw team

  3. Ananya Kiran says:

    Thanks for sharing the lovely pics :)
    Beautiful & colorful

  4. ellen b says:

    Looks like a relaxing place to visit and enjoy…

  5. Margy says:

    We took a wonderful trip by airplane from Los Angeles to Cancun. Unfortunately due to my teaching schedule, it had to be in the summer. Very humid, but we still enjoyed seeing so many wonderful cities. – Margy

    • Susan Moore says:

      There are some wonderful ruins near Cancun, I visited many years ago. Would love to go back and spend some time a little further south around Playa del Carmen.

  6. Roger Green says:

    Pretty. And looks warm, which I would love…
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  7. Joy says:

    A beautiful beach, bougainvillea and a cute turtle, sounds like heaven.
    Joy – ABC Team

  8. Lotusleaf says:

    What a nice, peaceful place! And thanks for commenting on my post.

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